Some new advice for parents and carers

(Posted on 30/03/20)

Good Morning!

We hope that you are all managing in these difficult times. Please remember that it is important for students to balance continued learning with their health and wellbeing.

Also vital is Online Safety

5 top tips for keeping young people safe on line.

1.       Prioritise safety.

Teach children not to give out personal information, like their name, address, telephone number, or which school they go to.

 

Agree a list of websites your child is allowed to visit, and remember to check the minimum age limit on services like Facebook and YouTube.

 

Take an interest in their online world. Talk to them about their favourite websites, videos, and their online friends.

 

Establish time limits for activities such as using the internet and games consoles. Make sure to set aside time for “unplugged” family activity.

 

Let them know that they can tell you about anything that happens on the internet, and that you’ll listen without judgement.

 Each fortnight during COVID-19 and the closure of schools, Thinkuknow (CEOP) https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/ will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home. Please consider doing this.

https://parentzone.org.uk/ - has lots of advice on internet learning and advice about apps.

https://parentinfo.org/ - gives help and advice for families in a digital world.

Here are a few more ideas for Learning at home:

https://www.homeschooling-ideas.com –this website has lots of ideas for developing interest in different subjects.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/skills-assessment/skills-health-check/home  - get your child thinking about careers by completing this skills checklist.

https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/?types=at-home - resources from Chester Zoo.

Please also see the attached document which has lots of links to fun activities that may be of interest.

Wellbeing

https://sites.google.com/christletonhigh.co.uk/chars/home- students can access Christleton’s Help and Referral System from home, this has some tips and advice, links to websites and students can let the Safeguarding Team or their Head of Year know if there are any issues.

Mindfulness https://twitter.com/chsmindfulness/status/1242185772779941892?s=21 The Christleton High School Mindfulness Twitter Page is up and running. Mrs O'Hare will be posting self-care advice, mindfulness information, link to practices etc... to support the wellbeing of all at this challenging time.  


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